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March 17, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - As the courtship season begins for peregrine falcons, residents of all ages and visitors from all over the world can observe and study one of the fastest animals on earth by, tuning in to the Union County Falcon Cam. “The Falcon Cam is a great opportunity for residents of all ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Keep your flower vases filled all summer long with beautiful blossoms picked right from your own garden and containers. Growing seeds, plants, and tender bulbs that can double as cut flowers makes it easy to create casual, fresh-cut bouquets for your dinner table, guest room or to ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Schools with students in grades pre-K through 12 are eligible to apply once again for the Union County Kids Dig In grant for 2019. The program is designed to help schools provide enriching educational experiences while encouraging students to give back to the Union County ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that applications are now open for the 2019 Union County Means Green community garden grants program. UC Means Green fosters improved nutrition as well as new opportunities for education, recreation, social activities, ...

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Impress your guests with a garden, container and dinner table filled with tasty and colorful winning tomato varieties. Small-fruited varieties are perfect for salads and snacking and those with larger fruit ideal for slicing, canning and sauces. These winning tomatoes were tested nationally ...

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ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - Residents and their dogs were on hand as the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders officially cut the ribbon and opened the Warinanco Dog Park in Roselle this past Saturday. The new dog park is located behind the Warinanco Sports Center located at 1 Park Drive in ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - As the holiday season comes upon us, and with the rise of online retail giants like Amazon, it has become important to make an effort to protect yourself from “Porch Pirates.”  Police say thefts of packages from front porches are a problem during the holiday season. As the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - One of Elizabeth’s traditional neighborhoods known as Frog Hollow is getting a new look with an up-to-date, multi-million dollar redevelopment by GonSosa Development, slated to begin early 2019. The city foreclosed on the 1.5-acre parcel at 200 South Second Street, considered a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Daffodils have a cheery presence in the spring garden and are a surefire way to chase away the winter blues. These fall-planted bulbs are also reliable perennials that require no maintenance and are not bothered by deer or other pests. The National Garden Bureau has declared 2017 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - With the weather being so crazy this last month, you may not be sure is Summer is still hanging on or if Fall is upon us.  Now its official, today we welcome in Fall and soon the beautiful colors of the leaves changing color. So from TAPinto Elizabeth, we say welcome into ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth will provide 45 new tenant-based vouchers for residents from a grant from a  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development award.  The $483,408 HUD Voucher for Elizabeth Residents is part of a $98.5 million award that includes ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Too much, not enough, and never when you need it. This is a common complaint of gardeners. Keeping and using water where it falls is the first step in managing this precious resource. Planting and maintaining a healthy landscape is a good place to start. Trees, shrubs, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Enjoy herbs all year round. Harvest herbs now for garden-fresh meals and preserve a few for the winter ahead. Snip a few leaves or leaf-covered stems as needed. For the same intensity of flavor, you generally need two to three times more fresh herbs than dried except for ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth has been chosen as part of Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados’s 2018 Union County Plant a Seed grants initiative. The grants have been awarded to 27 garden projects within nine municipalities through the Union County Means Green Community Garden Grants ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Spring has finally arrived and for many, it means time to spruce up the yard. Many will be out planting gardens and flowers. Gardening enthusiasts can stock up on plants, seedlings and other supplies at the annual Master Gardeners of Union County Spring Garden Fair and Plant ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Lilies add long-lasting color and fragrance to flower gardens and summer bouquets. These stately flowers provide vertical interest and blend nicely with other perennials. And best of all, with very little care, you’ll be enjoying them for years to come. Plant different ...

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